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MI PIN-UP CAR - 1906 AUTOCAR
MI PIN-UP CAR – 1906 AUTOCAR Owner: Herbert Royston, W. Los Angeles, Calif. Engine: 2-cylinders, opposed, 12hp. Progressive transmission, three speeds forward, reverse. Wheelbase: 70 in. Hickory frame, wood body. Cost $1,000 new.
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LUGGAGE RACK for Volkswagen
LUGGAGE RACK for Volkswagen was recently exhibited at a Fall Fair in Frankfurt Germany. Easily attached to car in a few minutes, trunk costs about $65, is 110 lbs. FLIPPED sideways, rack allows VW owner easy access to engine. Device is made by Kurt Maruitz firm in Duesseldorf to fill long-felt need on little autos.
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They Got Rich on Ribs
These lads knew from nothing about running a rib joint—but man, that barbecue sauce! By Eda Johnstone NEVER heard of Kelbos? Guess you haven't been in L.A. lately. It's one of the biggest success stories out there since Mr. Goldwyn quit the shoestring business. Kelbo's Hawaiian Barbecue opened with a bang six years ago. Beginning as a small roadside stand, it has now branched out as Kelbo's Kar-B-Q and Kelbo's Fairfax, which in the interval have served hundreds of thousands of customers from all over the world.
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You may have to wait for this, but...
right now you can enjoy that "New Car Feel" Install 2-in-1 Chrome Piston Rings While you're waiting for your "dream car" there's no need to put up with sluggish performance in the car you're now driving. Your Doctor of Motors—your skilled mechanic— knows how to restore the responsive power of your car's engine and to bring back that satisfying "New Car Feel."
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The World's Safest Business
By G. Harry Stine Viking-Aerobee Operations Engineer White Sands Proving Ground AMATEUR rocketry is on the upswing in the United States. Many boys are building rockets today who would have been plane model fans a generation back. By rough count, there are approximately 100 amateur rocket societies in the U. S.—and no one knows how many young men building rockets.
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EARN MORE MONEY
Astound your boss, your customers, your friends with a BETTER MEMORY AMAZING NEW METHOD OF MEMORY TRAINING • Recognize people long after you meet them and remember their names.
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ALL-PURPOSE Kiddie Chair
ALL-PURPOSE aluminum chair, below, extends to 34-inch high chair for Junior come chow time. It was designed by Eddie Peyton of W. Miami, Fla., father of six. LOW CHAIR arrangement above, converts it to eight-inch-high stroller for sightseeing along the boulevard. Thirteen-pound device is also excellent for TV viewing.
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So You Think THIS Is Cold?
Teeth chattering? Fingers numb? Well it's warm compared to what the lab boys call Absolute Zero. By Lawrence Sanders "Tis IS BITTER cold and I am sick at heart," quoth Hamlet. And right now most citizens are hunching along, swaddled to the ears against the cold and muttering, "You said a mouthful, Bard." Is it cold enough for you? As a matter of fact, it probably is cold enough for you—whether you live in Weeping Water, Neb. or Hiram, Ga. One man's heat wave is another man's cold snap and a Key Wester can be just as uncomfortable at 40° F as a Bald Eagle, Minn, resident when the mercury goofs off to—40 °F.
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Clock With a Brain
Clock With a Brain THE world’s most wonderful example of old-fashioned German novelty clockmaking is on display in the tiny shop in Heidelberg where its maker, Michael Waltz, spent 39 years building his masterpiece. Now in the possession of his sons, to whom he imparted the secret of its workings, it is one of the […]
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Radio-Controlled Rats
According to National Geographic very similar research is still being carried out. The National Geographic article talks about actually using the rats like smart little robots. The research in this article is supposedly aimed at learning more about electro-shock therapy in insane patients. I’m not really sure how the to are related. Maybe their goal […]
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LET'S CLAIM THE MOON - NOW!
We can beat the Reds with this plan for shooting our flag to the Moon by rocket. By Pierre J. Huss THE RUSSIANS, by their own admission, are getting ready to claim possession of the Moon. By 1970, judging from known Soviet plans for shooting rockets into the skies, the Moon will become sovereign territory of the Soviet Union—a "suburb" of Moscow. Obviously, then, now is the time for us to stake out our claim to the Moon if the interests of free mankind are to be safeguarded for future generations. Otherwise, the Russians will beat us to the punch by grabbing first and talking afterward.
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World's Largest Cars
Detroit still has a long way to go to catch up in size to some of the huge cars built in the past. IF YOU think the current crop of autos emerging from Detroit is big in size, you have only to look back at some of the earlier motor vehicles which assumed truly large proportions. As far back as 1908 a vehicle named the State Motor Coach had a 17-foot length and a huge 153.5-inch wheelbase.
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CROSS-COUNTRY CRUISE SHIP
You'll be riding on air — squashy bags of it that roll happily over every obstacle. By Frank Tinsley THE crazy, mixed-up amphibious train shown on this page, half bulldozer, half river boat and all Tom Swift, is only an adaptation of a vehicle now being operated experimentally by the Army. The rolligon wagon rolls slowly but implacably on a number of limp blimps—sausage-like air bags without much air in them. These saggy bladders are a vast improvement over the wheel when it comes to moving things over sand, muck, rocks and rubble. For several years the boating public has been using low-pressure rollers for moving boats on every type of ground.
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Have Fun With a Lie Detector
No use lying or trying to hide your emotions. This little gadget will surely find you out. By Tony Karp IF YOU really worked late in the office last night you have nothing to worry about if the wife wants to give you a little going over with the help of this he detector. But, if you were out with the boys, played poker or told her that the smear on your collar is red ink— watch out! This little gadget will give you away.
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MIRACLES IN SPRAY CANS
Your favorite food may soon be available in push-button containers with the exciting new Polysol packing process. By Robert G. Beason A MADISON AVENUE advertising executive, discussing a sales campaign with a new client, shoved his chair back and said, "Charley, if you can put a push button on it you'll make a fortune. Nobody can resist a push button." The ad man knew whereof he spoke. One of his other clients was a manufacturer of women's hair lacquer. It was a good product but sales were poor —until he started packaging the lacquer in an aerosol container, a pressurized can with a push button on top. In three years' time, sales of the lacquer increased 25-fold!
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